Art Nouveau Project

Art Nouveau style house renovation -restoration project. Popa Soare area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

The image above shows one of the most exquisite Art Nouveau houses in Bucharest, undergoing a thorough specialist renovation and also restoration. I took the photograph six weeks ago and is a sort of witness/ development watch of this project’s progress, since in February 2009 I wrote a very popular blog article about it entitled ‘Art Nouveau Restoration Project in Bucharest‘ (click link for access). It is obviously a very expensive enterprise in a city where builders’ prices are on a par with those found in London. The progress of this project seems to have been quite slow since February, also probably because of the onset of a very serious financial and economic crisis in Romania. In the following months I intend to post some more updates about this iconic project for Romania’s capital city and its period property market.

-Romanian language version/ Versiunea in limba romana la:


I endeavor through this daily image series to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural heritage.


If you plan acquiring a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in locating the property, specialist research, planning permissions, restoration project management, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.